Skin this goat er Geep.

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SpaceMouse

Fun Lover
Out of curiosity how would you weather a model to look like this. I already have a plan. I know there are a zillion ways to skin this goat.

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JeffShultz

Stay off the tracks!
Well, well, if it isn't the brother of the B&P's most famous locomotive. I'm going to keep an eye on this topic.
 

SpaceMouse

Fun Lover
Actually, there are a lot more pictures of this guy. And it is not so dirty. I may just go for this look. (In fact, the only photo of 2001 on the web is mine.)

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IronBeltKen

Lazy Daydreamer
Chip,

I did some light weathering on my Iron Belt SD38-2's - their orange is slightly redder, but the effect is pretty much the same. I made the diagonal black stripes on the side look "bleached" and applied a thin layer of soot along the upper vertical edges of the long hood. I can try to locate the photos if you're interested (I have them online somewhere).

[LATER EDIT:]
OK I found them, here they are:





...not exactly filthy but at least they don't have the shiny N-I-B look either!

I used a Testors Aztek airbrush to apply the weathering films. Diluted PollyScale Reefer White for the fading on the tiger stripes, Grimey Black for the [barely visible] soot along the upper edge, and a mixture of Roof Brown/Grimey Black on the end pilots. (The fuel tanks are a disaster, I'll need to redo them at some point.)
 
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RCH

Been Nothin' Since Frisco
I think what you have is a good start on the fuel tanks for some of the peeling paint I've seen. Usually, there is deep red primer underneath the paint instead of rust, though.
 

SpaceMouse

Fun Lover
Mellow Mike said:
Buffalo & Pittsburgh

Chip

All I'm seeing is Buffalo Chip :D

So I get all excited when I see that Mellow Mike is going to tell me how to weather my Geep and all I get is a joke. [sigh]
 




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